Facebook doubles down on artificial intelligence

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference this week, the company took special care to reinforce one thing to users: artificial intelligence would be the foundation of Facebook.The social media company has been relatively transparent about how it envisions AI chatbots giving a boost to its Messenger app and changing the way consumers shop and communicate with businesses.But throughout the conference, Facebook was even more candid about how it envisions AI becoming a cornerstone of the site – and how, in many ways, it already has.“It’s everywhere. Facebook today could not exist without AI,” said Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, Facebook’s director of applied machine learning, reported Mashable.Mr. Candela pointed out several areas where user experience is already almost entirely dependent on AI.The newsfeed, the main thing Facebook users see, is a curated experience, he said.…


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